callmemickey (1360) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: light orange body. thin off-white head. little lacing and moderate head retention.
S: Orange, lemon, light spice. Noticeable lack of funk and yeast.
T: More of the same. Not particularly remarkable for the style. Pleasant soft citric fruits.
M: Smooth. Light body. Lacking a crisp finish.
O: Decent, but there are plenty of others out there that fit the style and taste better at the price.
gpekar (450) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a slightly hazy golden yellow with wisps of clouds from the sediment swirling through the glass. There was a medium tall foamy off-white head that left some light lacing. There were some carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass. The aroma was grassy with some citrus notes. The beer had a crisp clean initial taste with good carbonation. There was a light tartness with a citrus flavor initially with some malty sweetness towards the middle. The finish became more bitter than tart and on the dry side. It was a refreshing finish.
arone12 (875) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a yellowish color with a white head. Smells like peppercorns. I like peppercorns. Taste has a bunch of yeast and wheat in it. Little bits of pepper. Different from the other saisons I have drank.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore, MD. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
JCB (3811) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from State Line. Pale straw gold pour, with a crisp and fairly frothy carbonation. Youthful and quite fresh is the appearance. Nose is only faintly sweet, and conveys for the most part the dry hops and yeast that I crave. Body is slightly too prickly in places, but not overwhelmingly so. I enjoyed the interplay of yeasts and malts in the initial wave of the flavors, but the brew tended to get rather one-dimensionally dry and spicy from there. That’s certainly a single dimension I vastly prefer to others - grassy over sweet every time for a saison - but it’s hard to conclude that this is anything other than average.
cheap (3379) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had the early 2007 version quite a while ago. Looks like a good hefe in the glass. Somewhat metallic farm instrument aroma. Taste is bright, lots of sharper bitter stuff going on there. Good carbonation. Goes creamy during the session. Lots of bitter unripe green odd citrus rind thing doing it to ya. Good overall experience.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, grains of paradise, and ginger. Flavor of grain, yeast, orange, and herbs with a bitter finish.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Iron Monkey, Jersey City, NJ
Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, yeast and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Nickls (1659) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy brighter light yellow with a fluffy white head. Aroma is mostly mealy and grain, with some light fruit notes. Flavor follows the same lines as the aroma, but a touch of slight sour and a sweeter finish. Lighter to medium body with bubbly carbonation. Not bad.
smith4498 (2635) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with Steeeve. Pours cloudy dark golden color with white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, bananas and some spices. Spicy flavor with some bread dough, bananas and cloves. Medium body with lively carbonation. Thanks Steve.